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The Green Knight

Director David Lowery tackles your most burning questions. Director David Lowery’s highly anticipated film, The Green Knight, is adapted from the anonymously written 14th-century poem “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” which most English majors have had to read at least once. It tells a rather simple story about King Arthur’s nephew Sir Gawain, who accepts a challenge from a supernaturally oversized knight on New Year’s Eve—and has one year to deliver on his side of the bargain. On his journey to find the Green Knight, Gawain encounters the usual Arthurian tests of honor and character, and comes out the other side a little more worse for wear than some of his fellow knights of the Round Table.
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'The Green Knight' takes a dream-like trip through the Arthurian legend

(CNN) — "The Green Knight" offers a reminder, if any were needed, why you don't see many movies adapted from 14th-century poems. Even those intrigued by tales of King Arthur and his knights might find this ambitious film as impenetrable as armor, although the lush imagery and epic tone provide some compensation for embarking on this weird, hallucinatory trip.
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How The Green Knight Transforms the 14th-Century Poem It’s Adapted From

“I don’t have a story,” says Gawain—not yet Sir Gawain, as he’s not yet a knight—at the beginning of The Green Knight, David Lowery’s new film based on the late 14th-century Middle English poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.* The point of the film is to give him one, and if that story hews pretty closely to the “Hero’s Journey” formulated by the late folklorist Joseph Campbell and deeply beloved by Hollywood screenwriters ever since George Lucas dreamed up Luke Skywalker, it also brings a more somber and mature tone to what’s become a movie cliché.
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Why J.R.R. Tolkien Fell in Love With “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” a Century Ago

There are more reasons to see the new movie The Green Knight than there are Knights of the Round Table: it’s helmed by buzzy director David Lowery (A Ghost Story, The Old Man & the Gun); it stars Dev Patel cutting a dashing figure as Sir Gawain; it’s being distributed by indie tastemaker A24 (Zola, Minari); it promises to revive the standing of the Arthurian epic, a genre that fell out of favor after Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword disappointed in 2017; and the reviews so far are glowing, The Atlantic calling it one of the best movies of the year. And I could go on. But the best reason to see The Green Knight? Because J.R.R. Tolkien said so.
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Movie Review: 'The Green Knight'

DES MOINES, Iowa — You are probably aware of the ridiculous outfit Sean Connery wore in the movieZardoz. The image of him with the red bandoliers hiking up the red wraparound briefs complemented by black thigh-high boots has been used in several memes. While, yes, that is arguably the silliest he ever looked on film, it is almost neck-and-neck with his second goofiest costume.
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Daily Beast

‘The Green Knight’ Is One of 2021’s First Must-See Movies

Filmmaker David Lowery’s (“Pete’s Dragon”) latest is a mesmerizing medieval fantasy where Dev Patel’s Sir Gawain squares off against a “Lord of the Rings”-esque Green Knight. Legends are made of gallant adventurers accepting trials and facing fears, and such a challenge is embraced not only by The Green Knight’s protagonist...
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Austin American-Statesman

Review: In 'The Green Knight,' heads roll, especially yours

In theaters this weekend, a creeping crown lands from the sky upon a man’s head and consumes him in fire. Giants striding a canyon refuse calls for a ride. And a tree asks to play a game, and if there’s a lesson to be learned, it’s maybe just ... don’t do that?
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New ‘The Green Knight’ Clip Introduces Dev Patel to the Monstrous Title Character

With its theatrical release only a couple of weeks away, IGN has released an exclusive clip from David Lowery's The Green Knight, giving viewers another glimpse of the highly anticipated A24 film. Like numerous other movies, The Green Knight was scheduled to have its world premiere at the SXSW Festival in 2020, but naturally, here we are over a year later. The wait has only escalated expectations for Lowery's latest feature, but based on the first clip, the film will surely be a singular experience that doesn't pull its punches.
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The Green Knight Clip: Dev Patel Is Your Knight in Shining … Nothing

Sure, The Green Knight is an epic tale adapted from a late-14th-century English poem about King Arthur and his knights of Camelot, one of which, Sir Gawain, embarks on a deadly, divine quest to battle the titular knight, a gigantic tree creature, along the way facing his magical fate at the hands of his sorceress mother, but this brand-new clip from A24 is mostly about how good Dev Patel looks when soaking wet. Something about the collarbones … The Oscar nominee and his full face of hair star in David Lowery’s stylistic adaptation with Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Kate Dickie, Ralph Ineson, Barry Keoghan, and Sean Harris. Legend has it the film was meant to arrive summer 2020, but a great plague put a curse on all the movie theaters. Luckily, all it takes is a journey to a COVID-19 vaccination center (and a mask) to enjoy The Green Knight in theaters on July 30.
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